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Stepping back into history

This is a must see! The tour was very informative & seeing the home and the store just like it was... read more

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TrailRidingCowgirl
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Parkers Prairie, Minnesota
A beautiful hike and exploration of MN history

My family and I hiked through historic Forestville while camping at the Forestville state park, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ablairr
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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Walk across the Carnegie Steel Bridge into 1899 Forestville. Explore the Meighen family store which is filled with original 19th-century merchandise, discover what's cooking in the kitchen and help the hired hands with chores in the garden and farm...more
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21899 County 118, Preston, MN 55965-4501
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see! The tour was very informative & seeing the home and the store just like it was back in the day was amazing. We could of spent a lot more time just looking at all the goods in the store.

Thank TrailRidingCowgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I hiked through historic Forestville while camping at the Forestville state park, and it's such a fun stop to make while hiking! It's fun to imagine Minnesotans living in that exact area in the 1800s. There are beautifully maintained structures, authentic farm...More

Thank ablairr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It rained the day we visited, but it was still a busy place. It was not as big as I had imagined from reading about it, but it was interesting. The grounds along the Root River are beautiful and the house and store were like...More

Thank cuTRis
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We were excited to step back in time, 1899 on this occasion. First time I’ve heard the Declaration of Independence orated in full. Despite oppressive heat, we managed to enjoy the ice cream, delicious hot dogs and pork sandwiches, old fashioned candy sticks, and watermelon....More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed October 11, 2017

It is very beautiful to see how they have kept the history of Forestville going for generations to see. The actors who play some of the family members down there makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. It is not a big...More

Thank QuarterArabPOA
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We had a great time here!!! We attended an evening program over Labor Day and were able to learn the history of the town as well as partake in some dancing and even a suffragette meeting! Super fun, beautiful location!

Thank Erica C
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time walking through the town! The tour lasts 1 1/2 hours long. We were disappointed we didn't have enough time to enjoy the tour.

Thank compgal
Reviewed July 16, 2017

The historic town of Forestville has been kept as living history. There are a number of buildings from 1899 that you tour. The guide in each area is a character that "lived" in 1899 so takes on the person's name, personality, and occupation. There are...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed July 15, 2017

This was very fun, interesting and educational all in one. The guides who stay in characters from 1899 do a wonderful job. They are very knowledgeable. One of the guides had my granddaughter play the organ when she found out she played the piano. The...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The park has lovely hiking trails and a beautiful stream plus a cave to visit. Forestville itself has very little of the original town left. There are a few buildings so not that much to see as far as a "town" but there are frequent...More

Thank Ruth F
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